Richard S. Lundin
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Personal injury and family law attorney licensed to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia

When it comes to Maryland accidents involving trucks, we often assume that the truck driver is to blame. However, that is not always true. Sometimes it is the truck driver who is the victim, hit by another negligent driver and faced with serious injuries.

For example, when a truck is hit in the rear by another vehicle, the truck driver can end up with injuries ranging from minor to serious, such as:

  • Whiplash
  • Traumatic head injury
  • Shoulder damage
  • Back pain
  • Knee damage

Even if the truck driver was not to blame, an accident investigation is likely to take a considerable amount of time simply because a commercial vehicle was involved in the Maryland truck crash.

This means that anyone injured, including the truck driver, will have to wait even longer to receive compensation for his or her injuries. Those injured may also face an uphill battle at getting a fair settlement. This is because anytime a truck is involved, the settlements face higher scrutiny.

Sometimes the insurance adjusters do everything they can to lower your settlement so that their company can save money. Here are a few signs that you may be dealing with a stingy insurance adjuster:

  • The adjuster tries to pin the blame for the accident on you, thereby denying you any compensation.
  • The adjuster disagrees with your doctor’s assessment, arguing that your injuries are not that bad and therefore don’t require as much money.
  • The adjuster pushes you to settle quickly before you know the extent of your injuries and their total cost. 

If you or a family member has been injured in a truck accident, whether you were the truck driver or not, you may be facing a long, frustrating negotiation period. To get help from an experienced Maryland truck accident attorney who will fight for fair compensation for you, call our offices at 1-800-875-9700.

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